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American Government : Secondary Resources

Library resources for assignments in Lanier Tech's POLS 1101 (American Government) course

Database Search Tips

Finding good information resources can be frustrating!

Make it a more satisfying experience by using these strategies:

  • Use specific search terms - A search for global warming will get thousands of results, but global warming and agricultural impact will result in fewer and more relevant results.

  • Try using the "Advanced Search" screen - You'll find it easier to add more terms to your search and specify where they should appear - for example, in an article title or subject heading.

  • Try an exact phrase - Searching for stem cell research will retrieve results with these three words, but to ensure that they appear as a phrase (together and in the same order), try putting them in quotation marks: "stem cell research".

  • Use "search options" or "limits" - limit your search to full text articles, academic/scholarly articles (what's this?) or to a specific date range. Limit features can often be found in a side menu or on the database's Advanced Search screen.

If you get stuck, contact your campus librarian!

Online Resource for Articles

When searching for articles on American governmental or political topics, try some of the following databases for the most valuable information. For more options, try GALILEO's relevant subject listings: 

Law & Criminology

... OR consult a librarian.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFF CAMPUS ACCESS TO GALILEO

Journals

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